The Squamish River Watershed Society is pleased to announce that once again we will be running our Education Outreach Program for Squamish Elementary School Students.
We are looking for enthusiastic people who love nature and love to work with children to help us run this important educational program.
The Program will take place in the beautiful Squamish Estuary and will run May 2-4 and 9-11th.
The day will begin at around 8:45 and end at around 2:45 with a lunch break.
Volunteers can choose to volunteer for as many days as they wish.
This is an outdoor, all weather program.
There will be an orientation visit, resource package and training at the site closer to the date of the program.
Contact Rhonda O’Grady at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to sign up.
Thank you for your interest.
This program is possible and successful because of our wonderful volunteers.
Date and Time:
The 2017 program will run May 2,3,4th and May 9,10,11th.
As in previous years, the program is two hours and runs twice daily:
9:30 am - 11:30 am and 12:30 pm- 2:30 pm.
Please arrive onsite 30-45 minutes prior to the start of the selected program (8:45am or 11:45am) prep. and set up.
The program will be taking place in the Squamish Estuary on the Chelem Trail, just before the spit.
Each class will be divided into 2 groups of 15-20 kids each. Two classes participate each session giving us 4 groups each session (morning and afternoon). During their visit, groups will visit 4 stations in rotation. Each station will be approximately 20 minutes, allowing 5 minutes for travel between stations.
This year's exciting stations include:
Station 1: Plastic is Forever... Students will increase their awareness of ocean pollution and its effects on aquatic life, ecosystems and our own health through an active survival game.
Station 2: Squamish’s Species at Risk… At this station students learn who Squamish’s endangered species are, why they are in trouble, and what we can do to help them. Students also become stewards of the estuary by participating in habitat restoration and enhancement to help these amazing animals.
Station 3: “Mightus” Detritus… Students get the “dirt on detritus” and the life it supports in the estuary by exploring its mucky and mushy wonders.
Station 4: Save the Bats, Save the World! Bat experts from the South Coast Bat Action Team will be joining us to help teach participants about the bats found in Squamish, why they are important and why they need our help.